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2017 Honda HR-V: Driving pleasure and versatility

Unveiled just over a year ago, the 2017 Honda HR-V was one of the first sub-compact SUVs to enter the market. Today the HR-V has several competitors, but the Honda sport utility vehicle continues to stand out with its interesting combination of versatility and driving pleasure.

A spacious interior for the 2017 Honda HR-V

If we opt for the Honda HR-V, it’s because we are looking for a vehicle that is not too big, but is still versatile and spacious. With a 688-liter cargo capacity in front-wheel drive models and 657 liters of cargo space in all-wheel drive trims, the 2017 Honda HR-V offers plenty of space. With the rear seat lowered, cargo space climbs to 1,665 liters.

In addition, the HR-V is equipped with a Magic Seat rear seat that offers up to 5 configurations for the HR-V’s cargo area, which means it can transport all kinds of objects such as tall plants and bikes which are usually difficult to haul around.

Both front and rear passengers benefit from generous head, leg and elbow room. On the other hand, the HR-V’s dimensions are compact which means that the SUV is easy to drive in and around the city. Easy to park, the 2017 Honda HR-V also offers agile handling and a short turning radius.

A fuel-efficient engine for the 2017 Honda HR-V

Available starting at $ 20,590, the 2017 Honda HR-V is powered by a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 141 horsepower and 127 lb.-ft. of torque. This engine can be paired with a six-speed manual transmission in front-wheel drive versions while every all-wheel-drive version (available starting at $ 24,550) are equipped with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT).

Where the 2017 HR-V engine shines is in the fuel-efficiency department with an average fuel consumption rating of 7.1 liters per 100 kilometers on the highway and 9.4 liters per 100 kilometers in the city. If you opt for the CVT gearbox in front-wheel drive models, you get an average fuel consumption rating of 8.3 liters per 100 kilometers in the city and 6.9 liters per 100 kilometers on the highway.

Finally, all-wheel-drive models equipped with the CVT gearbox have an average fuel consumption rating of 8.2 liters per 100 kilometers when you combine highway and city driving. 

As you can see, no matter the version, the 2017 Honda HR-V is a vehicle that is not only versatile but also fuel-efficient.

To learn more about the new 2017 Honda HR-V, contact us today at Surrey Honda!

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